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-- property owner, he declined to comment. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, president obama is back in the bay area trying to drum up support and campaign dollars. ktvu's david stevenson is live. >> reporter: supporters and critics outside bill graham civic auditorium. we learned the president is expected to arrive within the hour. part of a sweep through the bay area that is expected to net 5.5 to $6 million. this is his last campaign appearance before the election and that brought out hundreds of supporters and protesters. people here are here to demand an immediate withdrawal of troops in the middle east. >> we are not funneling drugs to the black market. we are keeping patients like myself from having to resort to the black market. >> if they could explain how we could get 60 votes in the senate, look, this is their great democratic process. >> reporter: hundreds of supporters of the president lined up to pick up tickets for the bill graham civic auditorium, that includes a dinner and a concert. tickets range from $100 to $20,000 a person. the president
will reopen but they plan to bus people till the tracks are cleared. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you are looking for information on passengers, go to www.ktvu.com, then click on the tab. >>> this afternoon the albany unified school district confirmed a teacher who was arrested for lewd contact has died and it appears it was a suicide. the district says it received word of james izumizaki's death this morning from the sherriff's department. the teacher was accused of having a relationship with a former student who was under 14 at the time. they say counselors rill be able -- will be available for students tomorrow. >>> the search continues for two fisherman missing off the san mateo county. they fell into the water yesterday morning when their boat over turned near pigeon point south of half moon bay. they were four on board the boat. the other two men were wearing life jackets and made it back to shore. >>> police are looking for witnesses to a freeway shooting yesterday that sent three people to the hospital. a car drove up along a charger and someone inside opened fire around 3:30
tonight. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> prior to arriving in the bay area the president made a stop near bakersfield where he dedicated a monument at the home of the late cesar chavez. >> this is not a monument to one man. the movement was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same. >> it is where cesar chavez lived and worked for 20 years. the site where the farm house is located is where cesar chavez is buried. today the president accompanied susie cesar chavez -- cesar chavez's wife to the grave. tonight the president will attend a dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium. that will be prepared by local celebrity chefs. it will be followed by a $200 per person concert. president obama is then set to spend the night here before leaving tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. from san francisco international airport where he will be headed to ohio. www.ktvu.com has more on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt
at summer time staffing levels. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> breaking news out of san mateo county, a school bus accident before 5:00 p.m. tonight on highway 17. officials say the bus collided with a van. only the driver was inside the bus at the time and there are serious injuries. one lane of highway 17 is closed at this hour. we are working to get more information. >>> more developing news in the central valley. 40 people were injured when a big rig collided with a amtrak train along the amtrak line. the big rig struck the train where the tracks cross kansas avenue. ktvu's kara cara liu has more -- cara liu has more. >> reporter: one of the victims heard screams and crying before the accident. a big rig slams into the train about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. you could see the derailed training leaning. she was in a second car, she says she was returning home after visiting hayward. she says she wasn't seriously hurt but it was scary when the train started tipping. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all dusty and, you know, you are breathing in the dirt. people start
at the end of the mass but he never did. live in san francisco, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> not everyone is happy with san francisco's new archbishop. ktvu's rob roth continues our coverage with the protesters and the counter protesters who came out today. rob? >> reporter: the protest here is pretty much wrapped up, protests that drew critics and supporters of the new archbishop. >> stop teaching hate. >> reporter: two dozen protesters gathered outside. many upset that archbishop salvatore cordileone is a vocal supporter of proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. >> people listen to him. we are here to convince him that we matter. >> reporter: it is comments like this one by salvatore cordileone that has supporters riled. >> marriage can only be between a man and a woman. >> reporter: they say salvatore cordileone is too conservative for san francisco. >> marriage should be for everyone. >> reporter: next to the anti- salvatore cordileone protesters were supporters of the archbishop. peacefully co existing. >> it will be very -- test on him. >> reporter: at one poi
more than just drivers. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken pritchett. >> i am heather holmes. >> members of the occupy moment in san francisco are leveling new accusations at police, stemming from yesterday's protest. ktvu's patty lee asked if the action were justified. >> reporter: san francisco police do not dispute the video but they said what is not known is what the protesters did before hand. >> reporter: this is video of san francisco police arresting protesters. it was shot by a filmmaker. >> the cops were hitting people with batons and shoving people and slamming people around. >>> the video is making its way around the web. what is not available is footage before this scene. >> the protesters threw paint at the officers. some of the bags of paint contained rocks. >> reporter: police say there were a few incidents in which officers used batons or police holds to make arrest. >> reasonable force. officers were confronted with objects. >> reporter: we found this posting written by someone pa
>>> complait bay area news coverage starts right for you, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> our response must be an increased focus and dedication in these areas. >> during the past hour the top brass at oakland police department responded to a surge in violent crime and the scathing report critical of the department. good afternoon, i am tori campbell, the oakland police accident is facing a growing list of challenges including facing the possibility of a federal take over, new at noon alex savidge joins us live from opd headquarters, so what is the chief saying about all these problems, alex? >> reporter: at this news couches the chief made it clear he is frustrated by a recent speak in murders and talked about this weekend, a particularly violent one, 5 homicides that happened in the span of 18 hours. there was a news conference this morning here at police headquarters and we learned those killings in particular from this past weekend were not connected but did find out the investigates were targeted, despite the hard work of detectives that have been no arrests and t
this could have been a fatal, 21 people died last year. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> caught in the act. a resident in san jose provided police with an important clue and today it paid off as officers swarmed a neighborhood and broke up a group of burglars. ktvu's robert handa is live in san jose with the pictures and why this case is far from over. robert? >> reporter: pictures they needed because the san jose police department has been struggling with the problem. burglaries going up, and fewer officers to respond. we are going to show you pictures that helped catch the burglars. >>> san jose police officers make six arrests. these are pictures from a citizens of burglars breaking into a home through a backdoor today in san jose. we are not showing faces because the suspects are juveniles but in the pictures they are smiling, while carrying merchandise into the vehicle. >> we see cash taken, ipad, computers, apple devices, electronics, tvs. >> reporter: officers believe they burglarized two homes in the past two days. but a neighborhood captured the vehicle that
in the american league west and happening now ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savage is live at the colosseum where the two teams face off for a win or take all game and the crowds must be so excited alex? >> reporter: they certainly are. the colosseum will be a loud place. half hour until the first pitch and this game as you can see over here on the ticket kiosk it is officially sold out. there's a playoff-like atmosphere out here as the a's take on the texas rangers with a division title on the line. >> [applause] >> fired up a's fans filed into the colosseum this morning, confident in their teams chances today. >> we aren't worried. >> we're going to win. we are going all the way. >> on the field the a's players are staying loose knowing they can cap off an improbable season ending run with a win today. the victory would make them al west champions. >> they got the mojo. you know, i mean, once you get a ball rolling, it's kind of hard to stop it. >> it's a season finale that no one wants to miss. these two boys got the green light to skip school today just so they can be here. >> so you're ditch
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> hit the curb, bounces, clips the front end and plows right into both of them. boom. >> a stunned witness could not believe what she was seeing as several people were seriously hurt near a school this morning. good afternoon, three pedestrians were hit by an out of control sufficient outside an elementary school this morning. a parent, crossing guard, and her child were all injured. we have new details on the story that was breaking news during mornings on 2. ktvu reporter alex savage is at the scene near turner elementary with the chain of events that triggered this tragedy, alex. >> reporter: good afternoon. this was an out of control suv that rolled up on to the curb, slamming into the those three people this morning. a parent, a child, and the school crossing guard. a bit of good news though, a few minutes ago, i talked with a representative for the private company this crossing guard works for, the woman is in stable condition now at the hospital. amazing when you consider the fact sh
10/5/12 >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >> crowds packed san francisco tonight as first of major weekend events get underway. good evening. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. san francisco is gearing up to host a diverse set of events this weekend expected to attract a million people to the city. for anyone thinking of attending, there's a warning from officials, plan ahead and bring your patience. we have live team coverage. tell us about fleet week events. with begin with matt keller on the crush of people descending on the family. >> reporter: we're here at at&t park. expected to bring traffic to a standstill. >> performed for thousands of people in golden gate park to end the first day of the bluegrass festival. >> it was a huge event. been mellow. >> with events like this all across the city. the traffic will be anything but mellow. expecting a million visitors this weekend for the hardly strictly bluegrass festival. cup races, castro street fair and playoff games. >> if anything else, take public transportation. >> p
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >>> developing news out of san francisco, where u.s. park police are linked to an officer- involved shooting. good evening, i'm ken pritchett in for ken wayne tonight. >> i'm heather holmes. >> we begin with that developing news in san francisco where we learned that u.s. park police fired earlier this morning at a suspect. ktvu's noelle walker is live near the scene to explain what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: heather we're on lincoln, which is closed to traffic. i'm going to step out of way so you can see the investigation goes on. i'm told lincoln will be closed for traffic for the next several hours while officers involved this officer-involved shooting. crime scene evidence markers mark the spot at very edge of the city where people come to take in the scenic views. police say money came to break into a car. >> one of our officers witnessed someone trying to break into a vehicle. when he approached that person, the suspect tried to run him over with a vehicle. >> repo
. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> how will you vote in this year's election. take the ktvu election quiz. this candidate is the best match for you. >> ktvu political analysts is keeping a close eye on tomorrow's debate. >> i know you've seen so many debate. who do you think came up on top tonight. >> it's a good night for governor romney. no big surprises, no real mistakes, no gas, no outstanding zingers. i think romney is poised. he did what he did it to do. he's behind in the battle ground states and deceptive with attacking the president. this is pretty much a good night for him. he avoided the pitfalls. president obama, social security, medicare, medicaid and he avoided it. >> what do you think viewers are looking for in tonight's debate? >> i think voters look what they are looking for. and voters have an opportunity to compare the two candidates, basically saying, someone representing me, my values, my family, my interest. if you like obama coming in, no big surprise coming out. he spoke your language. he appealed your interest and values. if you like romney, it's a good night. i d
ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning october 8th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off this morning. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. steve, how is it looking? >> it looks cold and clear. some of the lows are getting down into the low to mid 40s. it will be a cooler day today. a little system to the west of us getting closer. that will give temperatures in the afternoon five degrees cooling from sunday. 60s and 70s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. northbound 101 traffic that looks pretty good approaching the 80 split with no major problems. also looking at the commute if you are driving to the bay bridge we already have a crowd here at the toll plaza. 6:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our new there is is a big mess in downtown oakland after protestors targeted institutions from banks to city hall. tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland covering the effort to repair vandalized buildings. >> reporter: some of the windows that protestors smashed have been boarded up
the coliseum, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just as recently as nine games ago, the oakland a's were actually five games out of first place. >> and they responded by winning their last six in a row, including a three-game sweep with the texas rangers. from 5-to-1, the a's come back with a 6-1. yoenis cespedes set what looked like a fly ball to center. but you see josh hamilton loses the ball. a drop for a two-run error. it gave the a's a 7-5 lead. >> the eighth had four more runs with the bases loaded. brandon moss shoots a single to right. nelson has problems on his own. all three runners score. a's up 12-5. then grant balfour gets michael young to fly out meekly to center. that ends the game. so for the second time in three days, the a's were popping champagne corks, for their division title more details now on the american league play-offs. the a's are the western division champs, as we mentioned, but their opponent is still up in the air. all depends on what the yankees do tonight. if they win, the a's will play the detroit tiergs. tigers. >>> well, the party was not only on th
that will be focused on foreign policy. in denver, ken pritchett, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> stay with ktvu for continuing election cove ram. at 10:25, we delve deeper into the question of which candidate won tonight's debate, with some non-partisan opinions. then reaction from bay area democrats and republicans. what voters on both sides can agree on. and on ktvu.com, you'll find a tab dedicated to tonight's debate with more video. >>> what a finish the oakland a's have capped a storybook season with an improbable winning streak. tonight, the oakland a's, are champion of the american league west. the a's needed a big comeback, but that is the story of the season, after a slow start at  the beginning of the season, the a's really turned it on in the 2nd half, ultimately sweeping the angels to win the west. it was their first division crown in two years, and few people saw it coming. ken wayne is live now at the coliseum, with fans who are still celebrating. >> reporter: there is one word used to describe this year's oakland a's. a-mazing. the players took a victory lap to thank the fans w
. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that building is slanted and we had a partial roof collapse this morning and it caused some big concerns and they h
, it is time for the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, i am pam cook. >> we have the first rain of the season which is on hold, right by drake bay off bodega bay, it looks like it is favoring the coast overall partly cloudy, cool and breezy 60s and 70s, here is sal. >>> southbound 101 marin traffic looks clear all the way down south and also the morning commute looks good on westbound 24 heading out to the tunnel. let's go back to the desk. >>> the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi now rests with the board of supervisors. they are expected to vote after months of drama which included an ethics hearing. here is more on what is expected today. tara? >> reporter: well, today board of supervisors will meet and they could decide to subpoena witnesses and we will have to wait and see. the last time sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife eliana lopez was here at city hall was when they decided to oust sheriff ross mirkarimi and that recommendation was presented to the board. mayor ed lee suspended him without pay after he pled guilty. it stemmed from an incident
after a fire burned their home. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning getting a close look at the damage. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we have daylight. we can get a look at the damage. you can see how hot this fire burned. there was a partial roof collapse this morning. so waiting for daylight was very important for investigations to make sure it was safe so they can figure out what areas are safe to go into as they try to figure this out. we just talked to a neighbor who practically could feel the heat of the fire from his deck. he told us what he saw. >> from what i could tell, it was another oakland hills fire. it was so intense and so big. i thought what's going on here? it was just the one house. but it was very scary. >> reporter: when he first saw the firefighter, the firefighters were not called get. they got a call at about 12:15 and they got here and saw the fire was surrounding threatening -- the fire was threatsenning surrounding homes and they called for backup. there was one person in a wheelchair. two officers were a
to tomorrow night's game. reporting live, noelle walker, ktvu news. >> they face off game one at at&t park. game 2 will be at at&t on sunday. the division series moves to cincinnati for game 3 and 4 and 5 if necessary. >>> meanwhile the a's will take on the champs, the detroit tigers. the first two games will be played in detroit. game 1 is set for tomorrow and game 2 sunday at 9:00 a.m. our time. game 3 is in oakland on tuesday, and game 4 and 5, if necessary, will be in oakland. >>> tomorrow's giants game is one of several events to draw one million people to san francisco this weekend. the blue angels spent this weekend practicing for tomorrow and sunday. and the harley strikely blue grass festival. the 49ers play at candlestick park on sunday and several street festivals are scheduled including the italian heritage parade and the castro street fair. anyone heading to the city should plan ahead. >> it will not be available. there will be a lot of people on the roads causing traffic delays. >> transportation officials say they will be add trains, buses and ferries to get the people aroun
teacher who was found dead after being accused of molestation. as ktvu's john sasaki reports, that teacher was a beloved member of their school community. >> reporter: classes led out early today at albany middle school because of the hardships the school is enduring today. >> i had him as a teacher he was a really great teacher and i really miss him. >> reporter: tears flowed freely for the teacher that committed just five days after arrested for allegedly committing a lewd act on a minor. >> so i just feel really bad for all of his family and friends and all the teachers here that they loved him. he was a great guy. >> reporter: there was an outpouring of support and some in the school security say they do not believe the allegations. >> that's two families suffering through very difficult situationless. one suffering through a loss and the other dealing with their child being touched inappropriately. >> we don't have all the information. that's all we tell them. you shouldn't judge things until you have the information. >> reporter: despite that unknown situation, teachers and staff wor
their voices heard. ktvu's paul chambers is following the crowd and just spoke to city leaders about the rule changes for tonight's meeting. paul-- >> reporter: we were inside a few minutes ago but you can see there's quite a few people outside very upset and very angry. this has been going on for nearly half an hour. but about 40 minutes ago this was the scene. >> let them in, let them in. let them in. >> reporter: city leaders closed the doors and the faces of dozens of people who wanted to voice their concerns about alan blufford the 18-year-old that was shot and killed by oakland police back in may. today many of those supporters marched to city hall. >> our thing is not to take over city hall. we want to make sure that the city hall is aware of my son's death and are doing something about it. >> the balcony and gallery are close for security reasons. >> reporter: now it was two weeks ago that a group interrupted the council meeting when they demanded to see the police report. council said it was so disruptive they ended their meeting early. because of it, they placed a new laws. once you
saturday. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, tension at oakland city hall where in the last few minutes dozens of people have been sdod leave city council chambers following some heated exchanges over a police shooting. this is a live look right now outside the meeting. protesters are demanding the police report on a shooting back in may that took the life of 18-year-old alan blooper. we are told the protesters got a copy of that report and protesters are still not happy. our crew was there earlier tonight and some protesters were kept out of the council meeting [ crowd chanting ] . >> the gallery and balcony inside the council chambers have been shut down. the city calls it a security precaution. we caught up with blooper's father about an hour ago as he marched with demonstrators. >> my thing is not to take over the city hall meeting. we want to make sure the city hall is aware of my son's death and doing something about it. >> two weeks ago a group of protesters interrupted the city council meeting forcing it to end early. >>> police in oakland are now investigating their fif
. >>> and fact statements you will find that on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they will replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. here are the -- here is the news about that. >>> and there is a dispute that happened in the city of glenn cove neighborhood. ktvu channel 2 morning news wopping wong joins us with more about the man accused of opening fire on neighbors. >> he said the sister martin he is a former marine and you can see the marine flag flying out in front of his home. the home of the toe people he shot was vallejo. i want to show you video as the coroner took the two victims from the scene. they are 50 and 58 years old. police say they walked with a gunshot the two victims and witnesses reported hearing 6 to 8 shots. police responded to the scene and said they led them to a 45 minute standoff. it did end peacefully with him being taken to a police car. we talked to one person who was shocked by the events. >> this is a quiet neighborhood. and from these guys, i mean they are very good friends from what i see and the guys always help around the neighborhood cleaning
their division. ktvu's amber lee live at the coliseum to explain why some fans are calling the a's achievement money ball two, amber. >> reporter: frank, boy the mood out here is electric even from out here i can hear the roar of the crowd. like you said one out from khrefrpling a wild card spot. and the fans are going crazy inside -- from colleging a wild card spot and the fans are going crazy inside. fans are on a high tonight despite a season of low attendance, low payroll and low expectation. >> we decided to get here especially with the a's pushing to win a division. >> reporter: even with pitch perfect weather tonight, only an estimated 19,000 fans attended the game. >> the book of season tickets that's all. >> reporter: one season ticketholder proudly showed us a book filled with this year's game. katherine says she has attended almost every game for the past four decades. >> i just enjoy it. i just hope i can keep coming. >> reporter: we spoke with a's manager bob melvin about the keys to this season's success shortly before the start of tonight's game. >> we got a lot of good players,
candidates are changing their strategies. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day and it's a friday october 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve paulson is here with the forecast and again i ask you because we are -- people will worry about the fog seeing the blue angels. >> we had that big cool down started on thursday. it continues today. there is a lot of low clouds and high clouds over us. mostly cloudy pattern. it might play into our weather late sunday into monday. todays highs 60s and 70s. >>> right now westbound highway 4 looks pretty good. it is a little crowded as you come in through the bay point area. also slow traffic building up in pleasant hill. westbound 24 as you drive past lafayette and oakland it's a nice drive. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news san francisco is bracing for big crowds this weekend. more than a million people are expected to fill the streets were several high profile events. that includes the america's cup world series. the giants playoffs, fleet week,
. ktvu channel reporter allie rasmus is live with the damage and information on how two people escaped the flames. good morning, allie. >> reporter: good morning. this fire started at:00 in the morning. now four hours later, investigators are going through the home trying to pinpoint what happened. firefighters are dousing the walls with water to make sure nothing flares up again. two people got out safely. more on that in a minute. first we want to show you the through. you can get a sense of how large this house is -- 3800 square feet. the size hans configuration of the house were both challenges for firefighters putting out this fire. so is the weather. it's warmer than unusual in vallejo and it is -- as it is in most pats. they had to bring in extra crews to relieve some of the firefighters who first responded to the fire. >> we went to three alarms on this. it -- it's a large house. it's an older house. my third alarm was to get crews on scene to help with the overall fire. >> reporter: two people were able to get out due to the smoke detectors. the father told me off camera, that
about giselle and the baby she had while in custody. in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the trial of the man suspected in the oi kus university mass shooting was put on hold today when the defendant's sanity came to question. 43-year-old appeared in oakland courtroom this morning. he faces seven koubts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. during the brief hearing today, he suddenly stood up and shouted to the judge, "i have a motion." the public de fender did file a motion regarding his mental competency. >> by psychiatrists or psychologists to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. >> he is schedule today return to court after the evaluation. the trial date is november 19th. >>> the san francisco crime lab is now in the hands of a federal jury. in 2010, mat di reportedly told police she had taken small amounts of drugs from this crime lab. she is charged by obtaining drugs, charges she denied. if convicted she could face up to four years in prison. >>> the coast guard is out again looking for two boaters who went missing. search and rescue team searched the
win this critical game today? >>> complete coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, welcome to a brand-new day it is already the middle of the week. let's check in with steve paulson. 80, i like it 75 or 08, it has gotten a little bit hot. >> okay being pam, for you -- okay, pam, for you no problem. >>> the coastal fog should take the temperatures down. 60s and 70s and 80s, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well on san rafael, and looks good all the way to 580, also the morning commute looks good on the way to the san mateo bridge out to the high-rise. let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still on the scene of a fire that left five people without a home. they are there where crews are still putting out hot spots. >> reporter: take a look behind me and you can see that truck is still in place and they are very busy and what they have is a partial roof collapse. there is a hidden void and even though there are no injuries reported in this fire they are still here making sure this fire does not flare-up agai
of protesters over in that area. ktvu was the only camera here about 35 minutes ago as the presidential motorcade arrived at the plaza. 100 donors are set to dine with the president in just about 15 minutes at a $20,000 a plate dinner here at the auditorium to be followed by a concert and speech at the same venue. air force one touched down at san francisco international airport just before 2:00 this afternoon. a large and enthusiastic crowd greeted the president upon his arrival. people there told ktvu they support the president as election day draws near. >> i love what he's doing for our country. i love what he has done, and i'll be voting for him. >> a long line of donors lined up here this afternoon in all 6,000 donors are dropping $100 a piece to hear john legend and michael and to hear the president speak. that's scheduled for about 9:40 this evening. donors say they want to see an energized president talk about the differences between himself and g objectionp challenger mitt romney and they want to see the president capitalize on the latest employment data. >> that's data right
will be docking bringing 7000 people here. all in all a jam packed weekend. in san francisco, ktvu. >> this is not the only place with big events. stanford will host arizona wildcats tomorrow and bears will take on ucla at memorial stadium. justin beiber concert, madonna and florence and the machine will be performing. there is a lot on the schedule this weekend. we have it all organized for you on our website at ktvu.com where we have summaries telling you about some of the weekend's big events. go to the front page and look for that weekend extra tab. there is hope down the road for residents who are looking for alternatives to a rough commute. in a few minutes we'll tell you why the scene is antioch today as a sign of relief on the way. >>> new detail about his the death of a 34 year old bay area man who died from rabies. within the last 90 minutes a press conference wrapped up where health officials released information on this case and a warning for other residents. we are joined live with more on what health officials are saying. >> reporter: health officials gave us more inf
in oakland. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live from oakland where there are still a lot of questions surrounding this protest and the police response. tara? >> reporter: well, a lot of people that we spoke to said they didn't see any police out here. we did put a call into the oakland police department. but we've not heard back yet. these anti-war protesters went on a rampage. this is the oakland tribune building where they smashed paint balls and they broke some windows and then as we sort of pan over here to the left. these are the offices for the berkeley lab and there is a surveillance camera perched up here where vandals struck and police will be taking a look at that video. now, this morning, crews power sprayed the paint off the tribune building but the other two windows on the be as easy to fix. we're told it will cost $6,000 to replace them. this began at 6:00 last night. about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa plaza in the evening. they timed this to the estart of the war in afghanistan. the demonstrators went on a march. and when they circled back to city hall, they struc
it to you. if not we will see you tonight at 6:00 for the meeting. until then, paul chambers, ktvu news. >>> ktvu's rita williams with what appears to be a disturbing trend after five shootings in just days. >> reporter: oakland has seen spikes before but this one is dramatic. four killed in oakland in just nine hours, statistics to some, to others the loss of real people who were loved. >> we sort of left with this big blank spot up in our minds and hearts like gone. just gone. >> reporter: she's talking about 23-year-old robert dale. a neighbor she's known since he was a little boy. dale lost his own mother when he was three and now his two- year-old son will grow up without his dad. and sarah mellis now will race his dad alone. >> it hurts. it hurts me, it hurts my son. it hurts his family. >> reporter: police say dale was sitting in a car with another young man in front of his house on 72nd off international about 6:00 this morning. >> something transpired whether it's a confrontation, and that's when the suspect opened fire, and shooting and killing both of our victims. >> reporte
in oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> if you thought gas prices were high over the weekend, guess what, they went up again while you were sleeping overnight. ktvu channel 2 reporter matt keller is in our newsroom with on how the governor is trying to step in to help. good morning, matt. >> reporter: we just got the new numbers. for the third straight day the average price for a gallon of regular hit another all time high at $4.67 a gallon. of course in the bay area you are paying a few cents more at $4.71 a gallon. drivers are frustrated at the high costs. especially compared to the rest of the country. now governor jerry brown is trying to help by ordering state smog regulators to allow winter blend to be sold in california earlier than usual to bring down prices. winter blend gas isn't typically sold until october 31st. he hopes by selling it now it would increase supplies by bringing down prices. the high prices are changing driving habits. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> i'm grateful and i only use the bike when necessary. >> reporter: the dramatic sur
and head to ohio where he will address the crowd at ohio university later today. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> one of president obama's comments in his speech is getting attention. the president said sesame street character elmo is on the run. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving to the border. >> that comment is being interpreted as a reference to oj simpson who infamously fled police in a white bronco after his wife was found dead. we have more on this at our website. >>> mitt romney is sounding more confident on the campaign trail. coming up at 7:15, why romney is telling supporters he will be the next president of the united states, plus the subject of the latest attack ad against romney by the obama campaign. >>> dozens of people in napa county are being evacuated as the bomb squad prepares to dispose of a highly explosive product. ether was found. the napa county bomb squad will be getting rid of the substance. people living nearby are being evacuated as a precaution. >>> police continue to search for answers as two people were shot last night. police
division series play office, and it could start as early as saturday. reporting live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the a's played in front of a sell out crowd this afternoon and as you can expect most of the fans stuck around for the celebration after the game. >> many of the a's die hard fans made its amazing regular season finish helped to relieve some of the pain of not making the play offs in 2006, and they say they see even better things ahead. >> the best team ever to go. we're so happy to be in the play offs. all the way, baby. >> i've been an a's fan since the 90 aes so i've been through it all so i relive this. let's go oakland. let's go favorite series. >> how far will the a's go? is the world series in reach? many of the fans say anything seems possible now. >>> san francisco giants also learned their fate today. the giants will start at home in a best of five series against the cincinnati reds. game one is scheduled for saturday. game two is set for sunday but a start time is still to be determined. go to ktvu.com including a slide show a fan showing off their a's p
is being offered on october 17th. reporting live in mill valley, patty lee, ktvu channel 2news. >>> and coming up at 6:15, new details on the case of a teacher from the south bay accused of molesting a student. the piece of evidence that could be used against the teacher and the principal. >>> an officer-involved shooting happened about 11:00 this morning. the man would not comply with the officer's demand. they say he then reached for what appeared to be a weapon. >> at that point, the officer fearing that the suspect was arming himself was forced to use threat that will force. >> later, police said there was a weapon in the car within reach. authorities haven't said yet what it was. the name of the suspect has not been released. >>> it's a piece of paper that many have been waiting most of their lives for. it's a permit to work in the united states for those who came here illegally. new at 6:00, more than a dozen people are gearing up for a much brighter future now. >> reporter: he kept checking the mailbox, then yesterday, it finally came. it was the letter christian was wai
in traffic. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from the city on just how people got around. >> reporter: you can see giant fans here making their way from at&t park. tonight's game mark it is end of a wild weekend making its way in and around town. >> the platform is very crowded, still downstairs. >> reporter: one look at the packed platforms and it was easy to see how b.a.r.t. broke its weekend ridership with 3,000 passengers. regular drivers said the trains were as crushed as any rush hour. >> coming in was a piece of cake. it was fine, nothing i can't handle. >> reporter: this is what those b.a.r.t. riders were hoping to avoid, back ups coming in and going outs of san francisco. >> it's crazy right now. i'm going to drive by the giant's game to see what's going on. >> reporter: on public transit. muni transits were packed. surprising even seasoned veterans. >> the busiest i've ever seen it. >> reporter: passengers say despite the tight conditions they managed to get where they needed to go when they needed to get there. >> it's a smooth ride. i can say that. and really crowded. >> r
, this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2, i am dave clark. >> i am tori campbell, thursday, october 4th. we begin with developing news on the morning commute. bart has been experiencing major system-wide delays to the past two hours. ktvu's alex savidge is live there with developments. >> reporter: good morning, yes, this was a stalled work vehicle that had triggered delays earlier on. but that problem has been taken care of. we did just get word from bart a couple of minutes ago that all of their trains this morning are now running on time. earlier on the delays were significant. show you video of what it looks like here with video. a bart spokesman told us they were experiencing 40 minute delays on two lines from the east bay into san francisco. that would be those lines. this was because of a maintenance vehicle blocking tracks early this morning south of the mcarthur station. now that vehicle has been cleared out of the way but trains were backed up. everything started about 4:30 this morning when that vehicle that rides actually on the bart tracks itself came
's are going to the playoffs for the first time in six years. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. good morning, thank you for joining us october 2nd, i am pam cook. >> steve is joining us, so get ready for a lot of different things. >>> well, it is 65 in san francisco which is warmer than antioch and livermore, so it is going to be a warm day and the key is when does that sea breeze kick in, probably 2:00 it kicks in, and it will not matter, here is sal. >>> if you are driving down to the 580 interchange there are no problems on the richmond bridge. also looking at the san mateo bridge, that traffic is heading out to the high-rise. >>> we have breaking fire in vallejo, allie rasmus is there with a look at effort to control this fire and you are on el comino royal, right? >> reporter: news chopper 2 is overhead and we can show you a live picture of what this looks like right now. this fire started at 3:15 this morning and it was three-alarm fire and we don't know the cause of the fire and investigators are about to go into the house and start looking but he believes this fire started in
often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee's bar and grill expects up to a 25% increase in business this weekend. postseason baseball is golden for the green and gold faithful. >> it will be pack
they will be western division champions. live in oakland. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time to go to sal. you can give some advice when you see them, sal. >> i don't think they need any advice, but it just does to see you, those guys are baling. >> they are, they are. >> traffic is moving a long very well. it is a nice looking drive with no imagine problems -- major problems getting into san francisco and we will show you the traffic coming into the city moving along well. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17, that traffic is very nice so if you want to get on the road before things get really crowded now is the time to do that. >> tough dab tough call. >> my vote is for bob. >> maybe inland temperatures maybe it will not matter. 70s to 90s although if you didn't hear it, 100 degrees in santa cruz yesterday. all records were set on this date and we only had one record yesterday and that was 90 degrees. san rafael 106 not a chance, livermore 106, san jose, maybe. we are forecasting 106 san jose. 65 in san francisco which is the warmest temperatures hayward and low 60s sitting at
in the overnight polls. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> let's check weather, steve is here, you will notice the difference the minute you walk out side. >> we still had some 90s but the coast, much of the bay cooled down. everybody did. if you are going out, there will be a lot of low clouds, upper temperatures are in the upper 50s and 60s and it will take us all the way inland, here is sal. >>> traffic is coming in through san rafael and it looks good through the 580 interchange. and it is looking good over the high-rise and over to 101 and we have those bart problems and we have a reporter on the scene. let's go to dave and pam. >>> if you ride bart, you may possibly be late for work, for school or if you are heading for fso, all level savage -- alex savage has more on the delays, what is going on, alex? >> reporter: the problem was one of the those maintenance trucks became disabled and it is just south between mcarthur and 19th avenue. that truck has since been cleared and you can see that train go by at a normal clip so the situation has been cleared and the damage has bee
to drop once the refineries get back to their normal production levels. live in fremont, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more de tails now on that spike in prices at the pump. here if the bay area the current gas price coming from triple a say a gallon of regular unledded 4.37. in oakland just a few cents cheaper ot 34 and most expensive to fill your tank in san francisco. that's where gas is averaging 4.43 a gallon. >>> salvatore cordileone was installed this afternoon. the arch by shop delivered but did not address commissioners during the two-hour mass. cordileone is seen because of his strong stance against home sexuality and same -sex marriage. by that pa rigsers told us they say he will reach out to liberal members of the church. >> he will do so. i know that's probably one of the top things on his list. >> in august arch by shop cordileone was arrested by police in san diego suspicion of drunk driving. he later issued a public apology as he pleaded guilty. >> about two dozen protesters gathered outside st. mary's to speak out. many of the group are gay right's advocates upset about cord
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